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2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Educational Studies (non-licensure option)

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Educational Studies is a 42-course, 126-credit degree. This major allows students to pursue their interest in teaching and related professions. Through required liberal arts courses, students gain content knowledge in math, science, children’s literature and history. Education courses focus on curriculum theory and design, special needs, instructional technology, and key concepts and thinkers in the field. This major prepares students for a graduate program and/or a variety of jobs, including work in day care centers, private schools, and other positions that do not require state licensure.

Note: The program does not lead to public school licensure or certification.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125

General Education - 30 Credits

World Cultures Course  (3 Cr.)
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course (3 Cr.)
Global Issues Course (3 Cr.)
Values & Ethicial Reasoning Course (3 Cr.)
Literary Perspectives Course  (3 Cr.)
Science & Technology Course (3 Cr.)
Individual & Society Course (3 Cr.)
Quantitative Reasoning Course (3 Cr.)
World Language (6 Cr.)
General Education Electives (12 Cr.)

First Year Adult Learning Experience (7 Credits)

Writing Designated Courses (6 Credits)

Upper Level Core Electives (6 Credits)

Must be above 100 level.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major Requirements (30 Credits)

Psychology or Sociology Elective (3 Cr.)
Philosophy or Religion Elective (3 Cr)
Political Science Elective (3 Cr.)
Science or Math Elective (3 Cr.)
History Elective (3 Cr.)
Political Science or IDS Elective (3 Cr.)
English Elective (3 Cr.)
American Studies or IDS Elective (3 Cr.)

Open Electives (7 Credits)

Discipline-Designated Elective Requirements

The eight discipline-designated elective requirements (e.g. History elective, International Studies elective) may be met by taking any course with the individual discipline’s prefix. However, at least three of the eight courses must be above the 100-level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will:

  • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the concentration.
  • Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of educational studies as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the field of education including the areas of historic and current trends, assessment, special needs, psychology and technology.
  • Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.